Anyone can create an index, right? Not exactly. It is true that anyone with the right software can create a concordance for a book. However, this does not mean that anyone can or should create an index for your publication.

Here's why. A professionally created, custom-made index offers your readers more than a concordance, which is only an alphabetized list of words at the end of a book. The custom-made index is an intuitive map for your readers; it helps readers navigate through your book quickly and efficiently. This is because a professional indexer anticipates the needs of your readers in a way that concordance generating software simply cannot do.

Trust a professional indexer. After reading your book, I can create a custom-made index to your specifications with my professional indexing software. This index will give your book even greater appeal in today’s increasingly competitive marketplace. The casual reader and serious researcher alike will return to your book again and again because it contains meaningful information that is easy to locate in its custom-made index.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Completing the circle

I've come full circle! As I prepare for my son's high school graduation, it's appropriate (and exciting!) that my next indexing project is for Peace Hill Press/Well-Trained Mind. I've used several of their materials while homeschooling my own children over the past 15+ years, and Susan Wise Bauer's book, The Well-Trained Mind, was most influential in helping me design a classical curriculum for them. This is the third Peace Hill Press/Well-Trained Mind project that I've worked on together with editor, Justin Moore.

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